Farewell to Chick Corea: the great American pianist passed away at the age of 79.
His name was Armando Antonio Corea, and he was a legend of twentieth century music: he won 23 Grammys, he played with all the greats, he was the protagonist of all the currents that emerged in jazz from the 60s to today.
The news of his disappearance was announced on his facebook profile:
The great American artist greeted his fans with these words:
“I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright. It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so. If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs more artists, it’s also just a lot of fun.
“And to my amazing musician friends who have been like family to me as long as I’ve known you: It has been a blessing and an honor learning from and playing with all of you. My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly—this has been the richness of my life.”
The Jazzespresso editorial team shares of condolences with the family for their sad loss. During the weekend we will celebrate the great jazz master by retracing his best moments. So long, Chick!
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